The Government of India has implemented the following measures with immediate effect with regard to Persons of Indian origin (PIO) card:
i. A PIO Card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his/her lifetime, provided that such an applicant has a valid passport;
ii. Similarly, a PIO Card, which has been issued previously, shall be deemed to be valid for his/her lifetime from the date of issue, provided that such an applicant has a valid passport; and
iii. PIO Card holders henceforth will be exempted from the registration with Ministry of Home Affairs.